Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados
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Costa Rica evaluates lifting ban on Mexican avocados

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

Guac lovers, rejoice: Costa Rica's ban on imports of Hass avocados from Mexico could end as soon as this year. The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG) confirmed…

Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016
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Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016

L. Arias - January 23, 2017

Sales abroad of Costa Rican products grew by 8 percent last year, while exports of services saw a 12 percent increase, according to an official report released Monday.…

Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border
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Police seize 20,000 contraband avocados at Panama border

Zach Dyer - May 13, 2016

Border police seized 20,000 apparently illegal avocados at the Panama border on Thursday afternoon, the latest in the ongoing avocado saga that began when Costa Rica banned…

Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban
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Costa Rican importers decry black market avocados 1 year after ban

Zach Dyer - May 5, 2016

The first anniversary of Costa Rica’s ban on avocado imports from nine different countries falls on Cinco de Mayo, a cruel joke for those looking forward to…

Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July
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Cargo ferry between Costa Rica, El Salvador to start in July

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

A new cargo ferry service with the capacity to transport up to 100 semitrailers each trip between Costa Rica and El Salvador will launch operations in July, Public Works…

Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses
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Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2016

Criticizing U.S. trade deals has become potent political ammunition for presidential candidates this election year. As candidates threaten to re-negotiate trade deals to get America “winning” again,…

Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…

Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad
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Costa Rica fashion designers to promote their creations abroad

L. Arias - December 29, 2015

The creations of Tico fashion designers are the newest product to be promoted abroad by Costa Rica’s Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER). The idea is to create…

Solís’ large entourage for Cuba trip draws criticism
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Solís’ large entourage for Cuba trip draws criticism

L. Arias - December 9, 2015

Costa Rica’s government confirmed Tuesday that President Luis Guillermo Solís' trip to Cuba next week will include a mission of 31 officials and 50 representatives from the business…

Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair
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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

Local business owners will be seeking to expand their sales in the international market at the next Buyers Trade Mission 2015 to be held Sep. 22-25 at the…